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Recruitment #22-003235-0048


This is a CONTRACTUAL POSITION. It is important that all experience be fully documented. Failure to LIST ALL EXPERIENCE AND ANSWER ALL SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS SPECIFICALLY AND ACCURATELY may cause the candidate to be rejected. The work assignment for this position will be for the Southern Region of Maryland (Southern Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles & St. Mary’s Counties).



 The application is part of the examination process. Your answers will determine your eligibility to participate in the next phase of the selection process.

 Clearly describe your qualifications in detail. Credit cannot be given for education, training, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities that you fail to indicate.

 Do not leave any answer spaces blank; if a question does not apply, write "N/A".

 Although you may attach a resume to further describe your qualification, it does not substitute for completing the application form. An incomplete application form may result in disqualification. Do NOT write "see resume" in your work history or responses to supplemental questions.

 Failure to comply with these instructions may result in disqualification.

 Read the Job Announcement carefully for specific filing instructions, supplemental questions, and final filing dates.





Maryland State Police - Headquarters
1201 Reisterstown Road
Pikesville, Maryland 21208

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to conduct background investigations of applicants who apply for Trooper, Cadet and Civilian Positions as well as Volunteers in Police Support, Chaplains, and applicants of allied police agencies in and out of state.


· Background Investigations which includes: Requesting criminal and traffic checks on applicants for possible violations; check National Crime Information Center (NCIC), Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS) and Motor Vehicle Administration (MVA) databases.

· Interviews applicants in person to verify data from application such as correct name, address, phone number, criminal convictions, reason for pursing the position, etc.;

·  Check former state records if applicant is from out of state;

·  Schedules appointments to interview applicants for employment;

· Monitor applicants’ behaviors during interview for acceptable/unacceptable character traits;

· Obtains an explanation from applicant of any criminal violations reported or not reported to police; Obtains character reference information from family, co-workers, acquaintances and significant other;

· Verifies applicant’s employment record;

· Records information forwards an Applicant Report of Investigation (Form 169) to the appropriate recruiter with a recommendation of suitability of the applicant for the position applied for;

· Administrative Duties, maintains a case control ledger of investigations conducted; enters data into applicant file or computer database; maintains investigative files of applicants; and respond to inquiries by MSP personnel or allied agencies regarding background investigations or criminal & traffic records checks;

· Other job-related duties, as requested.



Experience: Six years experience in administrative staff or professional work.


1. Candidates may substitute 30 credit hours from an accredited college or university for each year for up to four years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Bachelor's degree from a college or university and two years of experience in administrative staff or professional work for the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute additional graduate level education at an accredited college or university at the rate of 30 credit hours for each year of the required experience.

4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer involving staff work that included regular use of independent judgment and analysis in applying and interpreting complex administrative plans, policies, rules or regulations or analysis of operational programs or procedures with recommendations for improvement on a year-for-year basis for the required experience.


Preferred Qualifications

1. Have three years’ experience working as a full-time law enforcement officer (certified police officer) or experience in a law enforcement function such as police dispatcher, civilian background investigator, etc.

2. Have experience working at the Federal, State, County or Local levels of government.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be considered for this classification. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be place on the Eligible List categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED OR QUALIFIED and remain eligible for consideration for at least one year from the date of examination. The list will be used by the hiring manager to select employees.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. You may be required to complete a qualifications supplement, or the rating may be based on your application. Report all experience and education that is related to this position. Applicants may be given a physical examination and will be subject to an interview, background investigation, polygraph examination and substance abuse testing.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employees and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


NOTE:  Currently, applicants are limited to uploading one file.  As a result, it is strongly urged that those applying upload ALL required and additional documents (undergraduate and graduate transcripts, resumes, etc.) as one file.  If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail.  The Maryland State Application Form can be found online.

Completed applications, required documentation and any required addendums may be mailed to:

Maryland State Police - Human Resources Division

1201 Reisterstown Road

Pikesville, Maryland 21208

ATTN:  Divita Washington


It is the policy of the Maryland State Police to comply with all applicable federal and state laws prohibiting employment discrimination and to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender, identity and expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, sexual orientation or any other protected status.


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